The Flying Carnival 2020 (Carmona, Cavite): A Weekend of Almost Everything that Flies

Are you excited to see the hot air balloons here in the South? 😉

Yes, it’s here in the South! Witness “The Flying Carnival 2020: A Weekend of Almost Everything that Flies”

About the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

For over two decades, the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, known as “The Weekend of Everything that Flies,” has been the most highly anticipated and longest-running sports aviation event in Asia. Over the years, it has stayed true to its longtime objectives: to spark interest in aviation; to instill discipline in young pilots and to impart a spirit of volunteerism to the whole community.

What to expect in this year’s event?

Continuing to spread this advocacy across the Philippines, the organizers will be launching “The Flying Carnival 2020: A Weekend of Almost Everything that Flies,” a 3-day spectacle of hot air balloons, helicopters, and air sports events, combined with aviation career seminars, fly markets, food booths, and family entertainment! The event will be held at the San Lazaro Leisure Park in Carmona, Cavite on March 6-8, 2020.

Spectators will be treated to the sight of early morning balloon flights followed by non-stop flying exhibitions – paragliding, skydiving, helicopter demonstrations, RC control line exhibitions, and kite flying.

Visitors can wander through a carnival setting, with food booths and entertainment for the whole family. The Fly Market will be filled with aviation souvenirs and unique finds, and the weekend evenings will be capped off by a magical hot air balloon nightglow and fireworks display.

Those considering a career in aviation can attend the Aviation Career Seminars. These seminars will be given by renowned aviators and industry practitioners: Fighter pilots from the Philippine Air Force; Naval Air Group pilots from the Philippine Navy; a female captain from Cebu Pacific Air, and Air Traffic Controller from the Air Traffic Service. Joined by Michel Gordillo, FAI World Record holder from Spain; Hot Air Balloon pilot from the United Kingdom, Pete Bish; and Capt. Joy Roa of Asian Air Safari. The seminars will be available to Business Class ticket holders. A certificate of completion, meals and free admission to the event will be given to the seminar attendees.

Those who wish to experience the carnival in comfort can opt to get the First Class Ticket, which allows an all-access pass to the event, including meals, private viewing areas, and access to the aviation seminars and air-conditioned bazaar.

Flying Carnival 2020 Schedule of Activities
Flying Carnival 2020 Schedule of Activities

This event is co-presented by Okada Manila, the country’s ultra-luxury integrated resort, and Rewards Circle. For tickets and other information, visit www.philballoonfest.net or stay up-to-date with event info by following @PIHABF on Facebook, and @philballoonfest on Instagram.

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